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Gender Revolution - Facilitator Position

Contract Position - $360/month for 4-5 hours of work per week or 20 hours per month

Description:

OUTSaskatoon and TransSask Support Services are collaborating to provide support for Trans and Gender Diverse folks in Saskatoon. 

We are hiring an individual to facilitate Gender Revolution, which is a social and support group for trans and gender diverse people in and around Saskatoon. This person will work closely with OUTSaskatoon and TransSask to plan, organize, schedule, and run a weekly group that runs every Thursday from 7-9pm. Planning is anticipated to be an hour and a half per week for a total of 4.5 hours per week. 

This position is made possible through funding from the Community Initiatives Fund.

Deadline: The deadline to apply for this position is Monday, November 16th, 2022, at 11:59pm. We will be holding rolling interviews until the deadline. Please apply for the position early.  The position will begin on Dec. 1, 2022.

Duties:

  1. Schedule and plan weekly group meetings to be held at OUTSaskatoon, or other venues as programming permits
  2. Check and respond to emails about the support group in a timely manner
  3. Plan and organize alongside a program planning committee to ensure that the group is responsive and accessible
  4. Provide peer support and guidance to individuals receiving services through the group
  5. Provide front-line crisis support services, as needed. This will include the ability to refer to other community services and organizations, as needed
  6. Develop strong collaborative working relationships with community service providers
  7. Ensure that programs that are culturally appropriate and inclusive
  8. Complete monthly statistical record-keeping and reporting.
  9. Additional duties as assigned and as negotiated with OUTSaskatoon’s Housing and Support Services Manager

Qualifications / Assets

There are no concrete requirements for this role, however, we consider the following to be desirable assets:

  • Lived experience of being trans and/or gender diverse;
  • Extensive knowledge of trans and gender diverse identities;
  • Extensive knowledge of current issues facing trans and gender diverse communities and people in Saskatchewan;
  • Extensive knowledge and experience administering peer-support, and understanding of harm reduction and trauma-informed philosophies, 
  • Experience facilitating support or social groups;
  • Knowledge of the process around accessing transgender and transition-related care in Saskatchewan;
  • Organizational skills;
  • Able to work effectively with a team and alone; and
  • Knowledge of Google Workspace (Gmail, Google Documents, etc)

We recognize the importance of hiring people with marginalized identities, and we invite you to disclose any lived experience or identities you may deem pertinent to the position, as well as any knowledge of transphobia, transmisogyny, homophobia, racism, ableism, fatphobia/sizeism, colonialism, classism, whorephobia, Islamophobia or other forms of institutional violence.

To Apply: Please submit a detailed cover letter (applicants that do not include a cover letter will not be considered), a resume highlighting relevant education and work experience, and three references by email or mail to:

ATTN:   Mandolyn Harvey

              services@outsaskatoon.ca

              306-665-1224